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Research Associate, Molecular Biology

CERo Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering cell-based therapies that incorporate multiple forms of tumor clearance into single cells. We are seeking a research associate in molecular biology to plan and execute DNA assembly, viral vector production and quality control to support genetic modification of immune cells. The successful candidate will have direct hands on experience in molecular biology and cell biology and will interface between molecular biology and viral vector core teams. The position is full time and based in South San Francisco, CA.

What you will do

  • Plan and execute cloning strategies to support genetic modification of lymphocytes

  • Use in-depth knowledge of molecular biology to optimize gene delivery and engineering

  • Lentiviral/Retroviral production and virus quality control

  • Cell line engineering and development

What you will bring

  • Extensive hands-on experience in molecular biology, viral vector preparation, virus transduction

  • In-depth understanding of:

    • Cloning strategies

    • Primer design and PCR

    • DNA manipulation

  • Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology. Experience with digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) is a plus.

  • Proven track record that could work efficiently both independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong motivation with a dedicated work ethic.

  • A willingness to learn and adopt new experimental skills as needed is essential.

  • Industry experience in Biotech or Pharma is desirable, but we will consider candidates with relevant academic experience.

  • BS, or MS in Molecular Biology or related field with 0-5 years experience. Previous experience in Biotech field preferred.

Desired Key Competencies

  • Proficiency in vector design and cloning techniques (Golden Gate, Gibson and In-fusion assembly)

  • Proficiency in sequence analysis (SnapGene and/or Vector NTi)

  • Proficiency with lentiviral vectors preferred


Please contact cero@cero.bio or cerotherapeutics@gmail.com if interested.

CERo Therapeutics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or age, and CERo? will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above characteristics.

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